Land based workout with Craig Smith Craig is the head of rowing at Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, and the holder of the impressive haul of Masters medals from this years Australian Masters Championships. On the Erg.  Aerobic intervals. Sets of 500m on 1 min off at T2.  Rate 27-29.  Do them in sets of…

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Analysis provided by expert guest contributor, Dr Valery Kleshnev, Biorow. Radical changes were observed in the race strategy, which is now much more even. The winners were among the slowest at the first 100-150m after start, but significantly faster than their competitors during the middle of the race. A strong cross-tail wind allowed for quick times…

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Researchers are showing everyday athletes how to train their brains to perform like the pros Original article by Alex Hutchison, Outside magazine, Dec 30, 2013 It goes without saying that Olympic athletes need to be strong, fit, and tough. But none of that matters if they aren’t capable of adapting quickly to unexpected circum-stances. Take…

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Sharing exerts from original articles on HRV, published on Harvard University Health Blog (2017) and Oura website 2020. What is HRV? As popular as the metaphor may be, a healthy heart doesn’t beat as regularly as a metronome—it actually changes its rhythm with each beat. This constant variation in milliseconds between your heartbeats is known…

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Many of us will be doing a lot of training on the rowing machine in these coming weeks, and it’s important to understand the impact of sweat and proper hydration. This article by Andy Blow, provides good insights and tips for all of us using the Concept2 to train indoors. Original article by Andy Blow,…

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Original article written by Dr Shona L Halson, Department of Physiology, Australian Institute of Sport, and re-posted with permission. Image, Mark Sisson 2020. High performance sport and the importance of successful performances have led athletes and coaches to continually seek any advantage or edge that may improve performance. It follows that the rate and quality of recovery is…

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The best way to create a personal training plan, is to do it. A training plan that changes performance, is easier to create once you understand the mechanics of a great training plan. The How To Create Your Annual Training Plan combines audio and video lessons from Bill (with help from experts), along with frameworks and…

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